Chief R. P. Lum Dead

Chief R. P. Lum Dead

Chief Reginald P. Lum, 57, member of the Madison, N. J., Fire Department since 1919 and chief since 1936, died recently after a three months illness. He was the oldest borough employee in point of seyvice, acting as both fire chief and head lineman of the water and light department.

Chief Lum started his career as fireman with the hose company, and took on his water and light department duties in 1916. He was named assistant lineman in 1922 and appointed head lineman in 1930. He worked as an electrician before joining the fire department. He served in the Navy in World War I.

Robert Chambers has been named to succeed Chief Lum as head of the fire department. For several months prior to this appointment, Chief Chambers served as acting head of the organization. He worked as first Assistant Chief under Chief Lum since 1934. He is also an employe of the Water and Light Department.

Chief was appointed assistant chief lineman in January 1949, advancing from assistant lineman which post he held since 1925.

Fred O. Jaggers and Edward F. Daniher Jr., have been appointed First and Second Assistant Fire Chiefs respectively.

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